Kannur: On the left is a large photo of the legendary Diego Maradona with a halo around his head. Then, the current team, led by Lionel Messi, will be seen marching towards the World Cup with the fans.
In the right corner, there is the slogan ‘Long Live Football, Long Live Humanity and Vamos Argentina’. This is not the scene on the flux table that welcomes the World Cup. These are the scenes on the wall of Argentina fan Shinith Patiyam’s house at Mithale Pura, Mutiyang, Patiyam near Koothuparmam.
The outside colors of the house are similar to the La Albiceleste shirt. With the excitement of the World Cup starting in Qatar on Sunday, the walls of the house were filled with football excitement.
Shinith’s friend, artist Shaiju K. People come from different parts of Patyam panchayat to see the 18 feet long and 10 feet high picture painted by Malur. They take pictures and videos and share them on social media.
Shinith, aged 39, who became a fan of Argentina after watching Maradona play, believes that the Latin American country will win the World Cup again this time.
‘He’s not crazy. Argentina, who have not lost a match in three years, have performed well with Messi, Paulo Dybala, Angel Di Maria and Lisandro Martinez. “I have been following their journey for a long time,” said Shinith, who is also the secretary of the District Sports Council.